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« Reply #30: July 22, 2007, 04:36:54 pm »

I used to be a regular blood donor (every two months, like clockwork...I'll show you my "track marks" sometime) until various health problems made me stop.  It's actually fairly common to feel some stinging from the needle.  There's an anticoagulant in the tubing that's acidic and some people find it stings or burns a little.  It never bothered me enough to stop, though.

I just went for the first time last week. It did sting a little, nothing major. I do, however, have what looks like a bruise running about two inches up my arm from where the needle went in - it looks really impressive.

I actually postponed becoming a blood donor for years because I'm a bit afraid of the needles and such. I finally figured that when it's my discomfort at needles for about 10-15 minutes vs. someone else's potentially life or death need for blood, there really isn't much reason why my temporary discomfort should weigh more heavily.

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« Reply #31: July 22, 2007, 05:47:46 pm »

I actually postponed becoming a blood donor for years because I'm a bit afraid of the needles and such. I finally figured that when it's my discomfort at needles for about 10-15 minutes vs. someone else's potentially life or death need for blood, there really isn't much reason why my temporary discomfort should weigh more heavily.

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Well, I actually went to give blood one time.  It was a very long rigamarole, as I had to have it okayed by the geneticist etc. etc.  Then I got there, and they couldnt get blood out!  My veins were in too bad a shape LOL.

I am not allowed to donate organs either, or I would.  I am however quite willing to donate my body to science so they can use it to help find a cure for my genetic disorder.  I had my kids autopsied for scientific research.   

As far as my hair, even tho my hair is getting longer, it still isnt long enough to donate to make a wig out of for groups like those mentioned.   It isnt healthy enough, by the time it gets that long.   If it was, tho, I would gladly donate it to someone.   As far as I know, no one I am close to would appreciate a gift of a lock of my hair.  I did keep hair from my kids tho Smiley  I still keep some every time I trim my daughter's hair.
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« Reply #32: July 22, 2007, 08:52:17 pm »

I don't have the words to explain how deeply I trust her.

That's how it is with Beloved, I adore him. I've been in "love" before, well as close as an emotionally estranged teenager could be, but with Beloved I just want to be with him constantly. It's like when I'm with him the little part of my that's empty is just overflowing, wow that sounded so lame. I mean I don't follow him around doe-eyed any more than he does me. And most of the time we have a good working relationship which is great because that's all we ever seem to be doing. And we don't even work at the same job. But we are in love, the slow, tingling fufillment love. I am such a dork....

I just realized this has nothing to do with the thread. New Topic!

EDIT: Maybe not, I can't post in Seeker's. If any one thinks it's a good topic could you start, " "True Love". Soulmates, and all the other romantic things that might be..." Not just a lot of love sick women and men, I want to hear if anyone has real thoughts on the subject.

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« Reply #33: August 14, 2007, 07:38:13 am »

my question is would YOU give your hair to someone, have you? did they ever use it in a harmful way? where you a little bit scare4 giving it to them? leaving yourself vunrable?


You know, I never really thought about it much. My granny kept locks of hair from her daughters and grandchildren in her Bible, but I always just assumed it was a sentimental gesture.

Later I learned that nail clippings, hair, etc. could be used in magick for or against you, the more personal the item the better, so I would have to say I would feel a bit leery giving someone a lock of my hair. That would take a huge amount of trust on my part for the recipient.

Now that I think about it, I don't know if I would want a lock of their hair either. Perhaps it's just the pessimist in me, but I wouldn't want that kind of responsibility. I'm not saying I would do something really bad to someone, but if a wrong was done to me or mine, it would be tempting to get a little retribution.

I do consider it an act of complete faith and total trust to be able to give someone you love a lock of your hair. I can see why your partner was surprised by the gesture. Smiley
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« Reply #34: August 14, 2007, 12:34:09 pm »

-snip- ...but my question is would YOU give your hair to someone, have you? did they ever use it in a harmful way? where you a little bit scare4 giving it to them? leaving yourself vunrable? I think now in some ways it was almost like i said 'i love you' without actually saying it...

It would depend. When I was young my Mother took a lock of my hair and made a keepsake broach out of it. It was a bit of a tradition in our family but I was really too young to care. [It’s blond. Very, very blond. How the hell did my hair turn so brown?]

But my Mother has no concept of the broach besides it being a family tradition and in such a situation I wouldn’t have any fear of her trying to use my hair for any other purpose even if she did know what to do with it. If I were to give a lover a lock of my hair that would be different. It would have to be a case of extreme trust on both our parts. Of course, I would also only give such a gift if I knew it would be accepted in the spirit it was given. Some people might think it was gross. It would depend on the person.

I do think that my hair is a connection to myself and would have a link back to me. I do use it in my Craft and think that another could use it to strengthen a spell directed at me. Thus I would be very careful of who could get their hands on it.
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« Reply #35: August 15, 2007, 04:25:45 pm »

It would depend. When I was young my Mother took a lock of my hair and made a keepsake broach out of it. It was a bit of a tradition in our family but I was really too young to care.

That was common in the Victorian era.  My Grandmother had a broach like that as well.  It's nice that your family kept the tradition alive for so long.   

I agree with you in that my hair is a connection to myself as well.  I wouldn't give it to anyone.  I can't think of anyone I would trust that much except for my children and I still wouldn't give it to them (unless I knew I was going to die).
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